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Liverpool draw AS Roma in Champions League semi-final

Shai Khullar
13th April 2018

Liverpool have been drawn against Italian side AS in the Champions League semi-finals.

The first leg will take place at Anfield on Tuesday 24 April, with the return meeting set for a week later on Wednesday 2 May at Stadio Olimpico.

The first leg will follow a trip to West Brom in the Premier League, whilst 's side will welcome at Anfield in between the two fixtures.

Meanwhile, were drawn to play in the other semi-final, with the German champions at home in the first leg.

The Reds' draw means a return to Rome for , who departed for Liverpool less than a year ago and is having an incredible debut season at his new club.

The Italian side were underdogs against in the quarter-finals, with a 4-1 first leg loss at Camp Nou. However they sealed qualification to the semi-finals with an incredible 3-0 win in the second leg.

had previously squeezed in to the quarter-finals with an away goals victory over Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk after losing 2-1 away from home. Their 1-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico was enough to confirm their place in the draw.

Roma

The two sides last faced each other in St. Louis for a pre-season game back in 2016, with Edin Dzeko and now-Liverpool star Salah giving a 2-1 win over the Reds.

The last time the two sides faced each other in a competitive fixture was in the Champions League group stages in 2002. Gerard Houllier had returned to the dugout following health issues as his Liverpool side saw off the Italian champions 2-0.

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